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  • Waine Riches: "Saving Marriage, The Gottman Predictor"


  • Deseret News "The Winners and Losers"


  • Deseret News "Lawyers Offer Free Legal Advice"


  • Channel 5 Eyewitness News "Homeless Day Laborers Getting Ripped Off"


  • Howard Hunter Law Library, BYU: "Utah Domestic Relations Manual"


  • Waine Riches "I Wish Things Were Different"


  •  Waine Riches "The Trouble With Being Young"


  • Must Come Down (Movie: Waine Riches Executive Director)


  • Salt Lake Tribune: "Living Without Lawyers" (February 5, 2000)


  • Salt Lake Tribune: "Swindled Laborers Have Help" (May 17, 2000)


  • University of Utah College of Law Pro Bono Initiative: "Waine's Pro Se Clinic" (Winter 2000)


  • University of Utah College of Law Pro Bono Initiative: "Waine Riches: A living Legal Legend" Spring 2005


  • Utah Judicial Conference 2000 Annual Awards: "Waine Riches Amicus Curiae Award"







Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Family: 50%
    33 years
  2. Landlord & Tenant: 25%
    33 years
  3. Guardianship: 20%
    33 years
  4. Debt Collection: 5%

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  • Christian K. Lassen II

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Waine Riches Attorney

1389 E Perrys Hollow Dr
Salt Lake City, UT, 84103-4252


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Family Law Lawyer of the YearUtah State Bar, Family Law Section2003
Utah Legal EliteUtah Business Magazine2003
Pro Bono Service of the Year AwardUtah State Bar2002
Special Services AwardUtah State Bar2001
Amicus Curiae - Highest Judicial Council (Utah Judges) AwardJudicial Council2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Contract Attorney Building Online ProgramsAdministrative Office Of The Courts2004 - 2013
Attorney Managing Waine's ClinicMatheson Courhouse1998 - 2005
Managing AttorneyUtah Legal Services Inc. for Salt Lake, Provo, Tooele, Price offices1985 - 2002
Private AttorneyPrivate Practice1983 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
Utah State BarMember1983 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Albores v. BracamontesThe trial court was reversed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Utah Bar JournalCreating Access to Justice2004
Utah Legal Services, Inc.Utah Family Law Manual2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Utah State UniversityPsychology, Minor SpanishBA - Bachelor of Arts1979